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    The mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is to establish and provide assistance and guidance on the use of technology-supported business process reengineering; investment analysis; performance measurement; strategic development and application of information systems and infrastructure; policies to provide improved management of information resources and technology; and better, more efficient service to our clients and employees.


    This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA). The incumbent leads the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). OCIO works to develop cost effective, secure, innovative, and timely IT solutions and services to address the breadth of pressing human services and health care challenges across HHS program users and stakeholders.

    The Chief Information Officer's role is to provide vision and leadership for developing, implementing, and modernizing information technology initiatives. The responsibilities of the HHS Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology, as the Department's Senior Official for Information Technology, are to advise the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) on information technology and information management matters.

    The CIO directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and business development in support and furtherance of the Department's mission. The incumbent exercises prime leadership in Department-wide strategic planning to improve the multibillion dollar investment in and effective use of information technology and information resources throughout the Department, in conjunction with Operating Division (OPDIV) CIOs, adhering to the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) of 2014. Further, the incumbent provides leadership and oversight of the Department's Information Security activities and develops, implements and evaluates the implementation of the Department's IT policies.

    The incumbent also serves as the Department's Senior Privacy Official, Senior Accessibility Officer, and Agency Designated Authority. In discharging all of these responsibilities, the incumbent:

    • Identifies key issues surrounding the collection, use and dissemination of information by organizations throughout the Department, and the key issues surrounding the acquisition and use of information technology by all components of the Department. These issues have many factors: political, legal, regulatory, economic, financial, technological, administrative, and social.
    • Conducts annual investment planning, and is responsible for implementation of the Department's Enterprise Information Technology 5 Year Strategic Plan.
    • Serves as the Department's representative to the Federal CIO Council and interacts with senior officials in the Office of Management and Budget, with other members of Presidential Councils, Commissions, and advisory groups, and with Congressional staff to help shape National policy relating to the management and use of information and information processing resources, and the protection of data through cybersecurity solutions. Also serves as the HHS CIO Council chair, co-chairs each of the three IT Steering Committees (Administrative and Management, Scientific Research, and Health and Human Services), and serves on other governance bodies (such as the Financial Governance Board).
    • Leads the formulation of the Department's IT goals, strategies, objectives, defining performance measures/ benchmarks, and monitoring performance. To fulfill these duties, the incumbent establishes agency-level program success criteria, oversees investment processes, reports on the status of IT investments, and reports on agency effectiveness and efficiency of IT resource use.
    • Provides leadership and oversight of the planning, coordination and development of the Department's IT security program, utilizing knowledge of Threats and Vulnerabilities, Privacy implications, Medical Device threats, Counter Terrorism intrusions, and protect of key IP. This responsibility includes contingency planning for Disaster recovery from the full range of IT security threats (natural and manmade). The incumbent works with security and intelligence agencies, at the federal, state, and local government levels.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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